With the Toronto series fresh in our collective rear view mirrors, we can take a deep breath and quickly shift our focus to that much beloved team from Western Pennsylvania. Here is the complete series schedule for the Capitals semifinal series with the Pittsburgh Penguins.
The Capitals second round of the playoffs will commence this Thursday night at Verizon Center. Puck drop is set for 7:30 PM. The Penguins concluded their series with the Columbus Blue Jackets last Thursday, so the Penguins will have been sitting idle for a full week before the second round begins. The Capitals will have the day-off on Monday before commencing with formal preparations for the Penguins on Tuesday morning at Kettler.
The full schedule for the series:
FROM THE CAPITALS MEDIA RELEASE:
The National Hockey League announced today the 2017 Stanley Cup Conference semifinals schedule and broadcast information for the series between the Washington Capitals and the Pittsburgh Penguins, which begins Thursday, April 27. NBC Sports Group will have exclusive coverage of the Conference semifinals. Start times and television information for games later in this round will be released as it is determined.
This is the 10th time the Capitals and Penguins have met in the postseason. Washington’s 10 playoff series with Pittsburgh is the most in franchise history. The Capitals and Penguins met four times during the regular season with Washington posting a 2-0-2 record.
Washington will host Game 1, Game 2 and, if necessary, Game 5 and 7 in the Eastern Conference semifinals.
All Capitals playoff games are broadcast on 104.7 FM, WFED 1500 and on the 24-hour radio channel, Caps Radio 24/7, devoted specifically to the Capitals. In addition to broadcasting all Capitals games, Caps Radio 24/7 continues to provide instant news and access to the Capitals, including live game audio and exclusive Capitals playoff-related hockey content throughout the day. The channel is available through the Caps Mobile App by accessing the “Caps Radio 24/7″ button at the bottom of the home screen, through WashingtonCaps.com and also through TuneIn radio, a free app that helps people find and listen to music, sports, news and talk content on the web.
By Jon Sorensen